The storied Corvette is Chevrolet’s answer to Mustang, Porsche, Ferrari and all other sports car contenders. Since the first one rolled off assembly lines in 1953, the Vette has been the muscle car of choice for a certain kind of American guy or gal.
Chevy claims the C7’s aluminum chassis is so rigid that the only modification needed for the drop-top ZR1 was repositioning the safety belt mounts. The roof can be operated remotely or while driving up to 30 mph, and the whole deal is yours for $123,995, a $4000 premium over the coupé. The ZR1 is not a limited edition product, but Chevy doesn’t expect to sell more than 3000 units per year.
The ZR1 convertible doesn’t just put wind in your hair, it tames it with a choice of downforce-producing aero packages featuring either a low rear wing or a high version that’s adjustable and looks like it esacaped from the pits at Le Mans.
The new ZTK Performance Package also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip, plus the adjustable high wing.